Reddi-Ride Transportation focuses on Non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) for you and your loved ones. We are a Michigan based company, with locations in the Detroit metro area, Grand Rapids and Baldwin. We have been servicing the needs of our customers for over a quarter of a century. In that time we have provided transportation to tens of thousands of clients with well over a million trips.
Our clients use our services again and again because every trip we provide is as important and personal to us as the one we provide for you. Reddi-Rides continuous safety and accident prevention training eliminated all serious incidents resulting in personal injuries of our passengers and staff. In fact we have accident or incident of our fault.
We are one of the oldest and most trusted NEMT companies in the area, but we use the latest technological advances in the office and our fleet. We regularly provide transportation service to various private clients, business, federal, state and local government agencies. Specialized transportation is usually covered by many insurance carriers.
We are the experts in the field of NEMT transportation and we always strive to provide the most comfortable, safe, reliable, dignified and courteous for special needs clients and their families
I was born in Detroit and later moved to Farmington where I completed high school in 1961. I was very active in the Boy Scouts, achieving the Eagle Scout and Silver Star awards. From here I joined the Marine Corps earning a top secret security clearance to work with the government. With an honorable discharge in hand I ventured into college life at Justin Morel College on the MSU Campus. I graduated with degrees in Sociology, Psychology and Business Administration in 1971.
Exhausted!!! I decided I needed to embark on my “first retirement." I took a year plus off to travel, visiting Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Columbia, Peru and all over Mexico. In mid-1972 I returned home and joined the work force. First stop as an Assistant Plant Manager of specialty metals where I ran the mass spectrometer and gas chromatograph to assess metals. Next I hired in at Ford Motor in Ypsilanti where I was responsible for the McPherson Strut introduction on the assembly line. I was later hired by Great Lakes Steel to do the startup of the newest Arc Furnaces that are used to melt steel in an argon atmosphere. Tired of the snow I accepted a job with Guardian Industries in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Here I was in charge of two horizontal tempering furnaces and one vertical. I was able to help increase output by 26% and reduce glass breakage by 6%.
Loved the Florida weather but missed my family so in 1985 I moved back to Michigan. By this time my Brother-in-Law Ted had started Reddi-Ride Transportation. This business was the first of its kind in the area and growing fast. To keep Reddi-Ride efficient and to keep up with the growth he asked me to become his partner. Together we made Reddi-Ride strong and have been growing and expanding ever since.
As a young man, I distinguished myself by becoming an Eagle Scout. After my High School education, I completed an undergraduate degree in Business administration at Eastern Michigan University. While at EMU, I participated in ROTC program and was commissioned an US Army officer.
While on active duty, I attained the rank of Captain. Serving as a Finance Officer at Ft Sill Oklahoma, I was responsible for the administration of pay and benefits for over 70,000 US Army personnel. Before ending my military service, I was awarded the US Army Commendation Medal for meritorious service.
I then returned to Eastern Michigan University where I received my Master’s Degree. Then I joined the Accounting department at EMU for fifteen years where I received numerous promotions.
I left EMU to join the Macomb Intermediate School District as Chief Financial officer where I was responsible for payroll, accounting, busing, investments, budgets, worker compensation, insurances and taxes. I retired from MISD in 2007.
At this point, I decided to join my brother, Bill Sloane – CEO of Reddi-Ride Transportation Inc., as Chief Financial Officer and partner, the position I still hold.